Taking a cue from Western PR tactics, Beijing moved away from trying to block coverage altogether – and was benefited by doing so.
Passenger traffic at the largest carriers is well below last year's level. Big fare reductions aren't bringing in enough travelers.
Some see his behavior as an extreme example. Others suggest that investors might have been too eager for outsized returns.
The German chancellor, who visits the White House Friday, has criticized Obama's fiscal policies and refused to substantially increase troop levels in Afghanistan.
Some mid-career professionals are moving forward by starting over.
Or did the bank's CEO engage in an 'old-fashioned shake down' in seeking a government bailout?